Breathing Lessons: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’ s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son’s broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man “who should have married Ann Landers.” And what begins as a day trip to a funeral becomes an adventure in the unexpected. As Maggie and Ira navigate the riotous twists and turns, they intersect with an assorted cast of eccentrics–and rediscover the magic of the road called life and the joy of having somebody next to you to share the ride . . . bumps and all.

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User Review  - Liz Zubritsky - Goodreads

This beautifully written book gives us an intimate look at the life of Maggie and Ira Moran, a Baltimore couple whose 28-year-long marriage is characterized by routine, except when Maggie's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tusam D.Clide - Goodreads

Reading takes a heavy grooving of endurance. Even more so for me, a male reader, when reading the works of literature by female writers. The fundamental difference and the commonly insisted ... Read full review


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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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